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Thursday, March 27, 2008

No Sir, I do not own a high pressure bidet!

Ok so picture this. Sitting on my couch, giving my baby a bottle, and watching kid shows with my four year old. When suddenly there's an extra noise in the house that doesn't belong. Oh lord, not again!
I muted the tv, adjusted the baby for proper carrying, and calmed my daughter. What is that? I followed this unusual noise. I get to my bathroom when it stops. As I push open the door my bathroom is covered in water. What happened? My daughter was with me. My husband is at work. I was on the couch. Slightly panicked I put down the baby, calm my freaked out daughter, and investigated. This looked like spray not overflow. So I immediately thought, "Oh No! Sewer back up!" I run to the basement and it is clean. No sewage, I am safe. As I am in the basement I hear the noise again. I run upstairs my daughter has her ears covered and OMG the toilet is spraying everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE!! Then it stops. I think, "Call the water department". There was a low flow issue last week maybe something is wrong again. Nope, no low flow. I am put on hold while the lady asks around. While I am on hold I watch the toilet water sway back and forth until suddenly the sway is rapid. Then BOOM eruptus. There it goes again!(Screams) "I'm hit! I'm hit!" panick again "Hello take me off hold, it's doing it again" as I am on hold I am thinking no one is going to believe me. I run and grab my camera and turn it onto video. I manage to record action and hang up my phone as I am still on hold. I redial and she answers, "It's doing it again...." She suggested that my daughter flushed a toy down the toilet. Yeah right! I wasn't buying that.
After many calls and referrals I finally was told to contact the sewer department. It was their doing. They were jetting the sewers and used alittle too much pressure. Which in turn gave my bathroom a toilet water shower. Afterwards there are few hours of cleaning and replacing items that I will never dare use again. I went through the emotions of panick, anger, bawling, and laughter. I mean come on there is toilet water spraying everywhere! Panick. There is pressurized sewer air blowing into my bathroom. Anger. There is toilet water and sewer air blowing into my bathroom while both kids are crying. Bawling. There is sewer air and pee water blowing into my bathroom. I got it on video. My daughter is freaked. My toilet looks like a over cranked bidet. Laughter.

Toilet Blowing

8 comments:

Donna said...

Hey everybody! I had my daughter 2/22/08.
Donna

Lorraine Hart said...

Congratulations on your wee girl, Donna...this is a little late and over the top for a baby shower!!

Donna said...

LOL took me a minute, but I got it. :) Still alittle post pregnancy slow.

Kim Thompson said...

Congrats on the new baby!

It wasn't all that long ago I had two little ones myself. And when something stupid, weird, or freaky went on in the house (like a toilet malfunction) while I was the only adult, that was enough to make me laugh hysterically through the fatigue and frustration. Ah, the life of moms, eh?

Stephanie Frieze said...

Congratulations on the baby, Donna! Tell me, does the city plan to help you out at all at least for your time and damages? I am glad your sense of humor has remained intact.

Donna said...

Thank you. I am working on filing a claim. I was told this rarely happens, but my brothers g/f had it happen to her last year.

Artie_43 said...

High pressure bidet..OUCH!!!!!!!a person could get hurt...

EmeraldPrincessOnline said...

This is destined to be a video classic!